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Musical -
joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat 
"Joseph"
Words and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Show Dates Time Adults Students
Fri June 4 7:30 pm $15.00 $10.00
Sat June 5 7:30 pm $17.50 $10.00
Sun June 6 2:00 pm $17.50 $10.00
Thr June 10 7:30 pm $17.50 $10.00
Fri June 11 7:30 pm $17.50 $10.00
Sat June 12 7:30 pm $17.50 $10.00
 
All performances are in the Theatre at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts
36 Greenfield Avenue, North York, Ontario M2N 3C8
(Yonge & Sheppard)   View Map
Call 416-222-8282 ext 2787 for further information.
 
Director/Musical Director
Paulina Effer
Executive Producer
Linda Vachon
Choreographer
Darquise Leroux & Jeff Mayne
 
Synopsis
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, and his father’s favourite son. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by the Potifars where thwarting advances from the Mrs. lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves grovelling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
 
Originally produced in 1968 as a 20-minute oratorio performed by children at a private school in London. An expanded version followed as a record album and was subsequently performed as a full-scale production in London in 1973. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT was first performed in the United States in 1976 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It was revived off-Broadway in 1981 in a production starring Bill Hutton and later, David Cassidy and ran for 824 performances. Recent productions have starred Donny Osmond in Toronto and Michael Damian on Broadway.
 
(The performance rights to  Joseph are held  by the Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatre Library.)